Raising RH?

Shootr

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I dug through the archives and didn't see a conversation on my (possible) issue.

The new approx. 3CF wineador currently won't get above 64F, per my calibrated digital temp/HR monitor. I just started a seasoning on it with the white oak shelves, plus the 67% box pieces and SC shelves from the prior unit. Just sponges, beads right now and it's hovering at 60%RH. If I unplug it, the temp rises to 80F (that's where I keep the house at here in the Arizona desert 9 months of the year (our brief "winter" it's more like 74F.

Best I can tell from the interwebs, at 64F, I should be trying to get to 80% +/- to compensate for the low temp.

Cigar Oasis told me they wouldn't recommend their units - speculate it won't get me where I (think) I need to be. Waiting for Boveda to get back to me on the 84% seasoning packs as a possibility.

Anyways - I'd appreciate any thoughts, guidance, ideas about this - or I should just shut up and smoke on!
 

Shootr

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Per Boveda:

The recommendation from our tobacco team is to use our 69% RH. Boveda works at a variety of temperatures, even lower temperatures.

Always remember to use (1) size 60 Boveda for every 25 cigars the humidor can hold in TOTAL. Or, use (1) size 320 Boveda for every 125 cigars the humidor can hold in TOTAL.

I've always used the 320/72% in my little one with great success (they maintained perfect stability, albeit at 69% indicated) at 67F. At least from my experience, the recommended 69% seems a little low.
 

BlindedByScience

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A shallow saucer, a 3" square of new, synthetic sponge, and distilled water. Put the saucer with a wet sponge in your humidor....the RH will come up. All about surface area, and patience. Good luck..!!
 

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A shallow saucer, a 3" square of new, synthetic sponge, and distilled water. Put the saucer with a wet sponge in your humidor....the RH will come up. All about surface area, and patience. Good luck..!!
This, and 64 degrees is fine, and your hygrometer will adjust for the temperature and give you an accurate reading.
65 percent would be fine at that temperature.
 
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